The countdown to BPI (BioProcess International) is rapidly ticking away. This fast-paced show is high energy coupled with industry insights and trends. It is the show of the year for me to attend. With so much to see here are some recommendations based on the number of days you have:
If you have one day:
- Attend the poster sessions in the exhibit hall: BPI has a reputation for deep technical engagement and you will find scientist, process engineers as well as researchers discussing a wide range of topics related to up- and downstream bioprocessing and beyond.
- Walk the exhibit hall: Almost 2000 attendees visit BPI Boston every year to learn about the latest technologies and engage with more than 160 supplier partners to share their needs and look for solutions. Visit our Thermo Fisher Scientific colleagues at booth 911.
- Listen in on learning sessions: Choose only a couple of sessions and dip your toes in the learning experience. The BPI show is known to be one of the best event for information sharing.
If you have two days, do all the above, plus add these to your list:
- Attend a dinner reception: BPI provides ample opportunities for networking. Whether it is the end of the day reception in the exhibit hall (i.e. Opening Night “Celebration of Science” Reception in the Exhibit Hall) or you attend one of the many supplier receptions.
- Take in the skyline: It’s really easy to become consumed in BPI, especially if you only have a day or two. However, don’t forget to step outside for a breather and take a peak at the great Boston skyline.
If you are in town for the entire week, do all the above plus add these to your list:
- Attend the BPI pre-conference: The pre-conference starts Monday 9/25 from 9-5PM. There are two tracks to attend: regulatory strategies or vaccine development
- Take advantage of the supplier sponsored technology workshops offered during the regular lunch hour.
- Explore Boston: Take a breather to see Boston. Experience the history and culture of Boston (Duck tour boats, Boston tea party boat, ‘Cheers’ bar, etc.)